He is selfless when it comes to risking his own life for people he may not know, such as any hero should. Beowulf represents the population of Herat as a whole. He wears his heart on his sleeve to prove to people that he is a hero. He puts his all into everything he does, in result, he is rewarded for his services with the label of a remarkable
It is supported in the case of the interview. Creon declares that he cannot speak more than what he knows (751). It is an act that does not only signify him as an honest man but also indicates that he would not want to misguide the king since he was loyal. He identifies himself as a person who does not dwell on speculation or conjectures. Also, his loyalty to Oedipus is evident when it is realized that it is him who had killed the king.
Throughout his characterisation, John Proctor is seen as a man of integrity, despite his immoral actions. He willingly tries to fix and rebuild his relationship with Elizabeth, whilst at the same time showcasing his reluctance to keep away from Abigail by not resuming to meet with her. Throughout his immoral actions, he performs conscious choices that highlight the great ideal of his character. Not taking away from that, he proves to himself even more to be moral by the way he acts in situation. Essentially, Abigail accuses Elizabeth of witchcraft, and John immediately runs to his wife's’ aid.
King Duncan says, “What he hath lost, noble Macbeth hath won”. This shows he is brave because, due to his valiant efforts and bravery in the war, the King believed this was enough to bestow the title Thane of Cawdor upon him. Furthermore this shows that King Duncan believes it was him alone that won the war for Scotland. Macbeth is also shown as kind when Lady Macbeth says “Yet do I fear thy nature; It is too full o ' th ' milk of human kindness” this tells me personally that Lady Macbeth thinks that he is so kind that it is actually a handicap for him, in the sense that because Lady Macbeth wants him to kill the King she believes that his kindness will prevent him from doing such a devious act to acquire power. This could also be a metaphor for the level of his kindness, you could say that the only way to
They’re mentality is of protecting their king rather than themselves and of avenging their kings death no matter the situation. Beowulf and Wiglaf are strong warriors and good characters, not caring what is in their way, they will overcome it no matter how difficult the challenge is. The significance between the two young warriors, Beowulf and Wiglaf, and the coward warriors is that it shows there is two kinds of people in this world. You have the courageous and fearless people that will take risk in life. These people are selfless and care about others, and their wellbeing, and put others before themselves.
George was the balance, he needed to make sure no mistakes were committed for their American dream to be achieved. Lennie was a barrier to their American dream and their happiness. If Lennie had died from Curley’s hands, it would be a violent death and full of misery. When George executed Lennie, he prevented the further possible mistakes, agony, and the feeling of being terrified. George was not selfish, but caring to make sure that Lennie deserved a better death.
1. Mr. Utterson represents the perfect gentleman. He consistently seeks to maintain the peace, does not gossip, and protects his friends’ reputations as though they were his own. Even though he thinks his friend, Dr. Jekyll is being blackmailed or maybe even harboring a murderer, he chooses to sweep what he thinks he has learned under the rug. I think he is afraid he might ruin his good friend if he voices his thoughts.
Wiglaf, as I just mentioned, is a good man. One of simple proud qualities. He is a man of his word and the only mighty warrior who deserved a Leader such as Beowulf. He knew what kinship meant and was not about to let his comrades forget their words of bravery when the time came for them to assist Beowulf in battle. In lines (711-713) you see what it meant to be a good man,” And only one of them/ Remained, stood there, miserable, remembering/ As a good man must, what Kinship should mean” To give you an overall thought of Wiglaf is to sum up his good human qualities.
269). He was willing to chaperone the most highly wanted people in the country, a risk that, in the end, cost him his life. He was under no obligation to drive the sisters, and yet he did so anyways. The courage he showed was tremendous, and his brave risk should have been
These traits are treacherous within a leader and definitely not found in an idol. But since Odysseus learned humility, he is considered a hero. In conclusion Odysseus is a hero because he is intelligent, resilient, and humble. He uses his wit and intelligence to save his men in more way than one. His resilient attitude has helped him overcome the direst circumstances.